Taking the kids for a doctor’s visit is a Herculean task and if they are due for a vaccination, then the trouble becomes two fold. But considering the benefits of a vaccination, the trouble may just be worth it. Unfortunately most parents are not into preparing their kids for immunizations.
Listed below are a few tips that can help prepare the kids for immunization.
First and foremost it is important to tell the kids that they are being taken to the doctor for a vaccination. One can explain the importance of these vaccines and how a small prick can prevent them from falling sick for a longer time and save them from bitter medicines and other restrictions. Parents should refrain from telling them that it will not hurt, rather they can be told that pain will be less. It may help to read stories where there are instances of vaccinations. Apart from this, while they are being given the shot, it is a good idea to distract by asking them questions so that they get distracted and they don’t get the chance to concentrate on the immunization.
Furthermore, it is nice to give Tylenol to the kids before the immunization so that the pain at the injection site may be minimized. Apart from that, you can also share your childhood experiences with the kids so that they know that they are not the only ones who have to go through such vaccines. Parents could make them sit on their lap or allow the kids to hold them securely and this will also make them feel better. If the kids are well prepared, it makes the immunization process that much easier.
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